June 07, 2016

Warner, Kaine Announce More Than $2.75 Million For Biomedical Research & Training

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will award $2,764,351 to George Mason University, Virginia Commonwealth University and the Virginia Department of Health for heart-related diseases and diabetes research and nurse training programs.

“We applaud HHS  for providing our universities and state officials with the resources to make breakthrough discoveries and bolster training programs for our medical professionals,” said the Senators.

The following amounts will be awarded:

  • Virginia Department of Health will receive $1,379,347 for diabetes prevention and control for the “Making A Healthier Virginia the Priority” program;
  • Virginia Commonwealth University will receive a total of $923,118 for heart and cardio disease research and nurse education practice, quality and retention programs and;
  • George Mason University will receive $461,886 for nurse education practice, quality and retention programs.